In any project, there is an inherent risk in the unknown that come up in construction. Imagine all the touch points between owners, architects, engineers, consultants, general contractors, and su
b contractors. Now consider the variables with weather, labor, materials, scope changes, utilities- Something is bound to be missed, big or small, and for an owner who has a strict budget and schedule these nuances can devastate a project.
The great equalizer to mitigate these risks is information and awareness. Communication between the field and the design team is instrumental to streamline any potential snags that can encumber a project and plague finish dates and budgets. The more eyes on an engaged the design team is, the more conflicts will be identified and corrected early.
There's a number of exciting ways the industry is embracing technology to identify problems, and make corrections before it's too late- augmented/virtual reality to see the space before it's built or as it's being built, LIDAR scans to verify or analyze a space, BIM modeling for clash detection, Project Management software for organizing design and construction teams, the list goes on and it's exciting to see how it's changing how we build buildings.
The lowest hanging fruit and greatest return on investment is UAV mapping and imagery.
It's cheap, fast, accurate, safe, and reliable. The data collected captures conditions that are the most cumbersome to correct and historically overlooked. The information can be shared quickly with the owners, design team, and builders to check the accuracy and quality of construction. Progress is documented and ambiguity of what is happening in the field is eliminated. This service will make your projects run smoother and your owners happier.
For a presentation on capabilities, contact us at Skyview Imagery and consider us on your next project.